(Recorded on September 25, 2012)

Sponsored by Quantum


Join us on 25 September in a live webinar where the IT team from the Vital-IT Center of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics will show how their innovative storage strategy helped them scale capacity to meet the exploding demands of next-generation gene sequencing, while reducing their storage costs by 50% over conventional storage systems.

The seminar will cover strategies for:

  • Supporting scaling to Petabytes of data while reducing costs
  • Keeping large genomic data sets available on line for fast re-access
  • Integrating data protection without using backup software
  • Data sharing that can speed up research

Speakers Include:

  • Roberto Fabbretti PhD, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Genopode, University of Lausann
  • Claire Giordano, Quantum Corporation, Sr. Director of Product Management StorNext

Speaker Bios:

Claire Giordano, Quantum Corporation
Claire GiordanoClaire Giordano is Senior Director of Product Management of the Big Data team at Quantum, responsible for future directions and roadmap for StorNext software and appliances, as well as Quantum's next generation Wide Area Storage offerings. Earlier in her career, Claire served as a Product Management Director at A9, an Amazon.com subsidiary, and managed the Solaris 10 engineering teams at Sun Microsystems. Claire holds a BS degree from Brown University in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. In her spare spare time, Claire can be found carving turns at Sugarbowl.


Roberto Fabbretti, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics Genopode
Roberto FabbrettiRoberto Fabbretti (Senior Scientist, IT Manager) took a Master's in Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1987 and then continued to a PhD thesis at CERN in Geneva. In 1993 he became a database developer for the Cardiology Center of the Geneva university hospital, and in 1997 joined the future Swiss Institute of BioInformatics as a systems engineer. From 2000 to 2003 he worked as High Performance Computing manager at GeneProt and led its effort to set up what was at the time the world's most powerful civilian computer farm. He is now the IT manager for Vital-IT.